Ivory Coast, also known as Cote divoire, officially the Republic of Cote divoire, is a country located on the south coast of West Africa. Ivory Coasts political capital is Yamoussoukro in the centre of the country, while its economic capital and largest city is the port city of Abidjan.
In precolonial and colonial times, Cote divoire probably hosted one of the largest elephant populations in West Africa, resulting in the countrys name, which translates to Ivory Coast.
1990: By the early 1990s, the total number of savanna and forest elephants in the entire country was estimated to be less than 360.
2020-10-14: Recent years have witnessed a widespread and catastrophic decline in the number of forest elephants in protected areas in Ivory Coast, according to a study. Of the 25 protected areas surveyed, elephant presence was confirmed in only four areas, where elephant density was low.